Another Pathway to ParenthoodAs you explore ways to become a parent or expand your family, there is another option to consider. Embryo adoption gives Ohio families another path to parenthood. Choosing Hope Adoption has the information and resources you need to learn more about this option.
What is Embryo Adoption?
If your first question was, “What’s embryo adoption?” you’re not alone. While it bears similarities with traditional adoption (a parent/parents intend to raise the child as their own), there are some important differences.
- The embryo is “donated” by parents who have completed their family through the use of embryos created through medical fertility procedures. Since the child from the donated embryo is born into the family, there is no formal adoption process as there would be with a full-term baby or child.
- There are no formal adoption laws that cover embryo adoption: embryo donation is considered a property transfer between the donor and the recipient families.
- An embryo adoption allows a woman to experience pregnancy and childbirth.
- The prospective parent/s has more control over the prenatal care and development of the child.
- Adoptive parents of an embryo can experience bonding with their child from the beginning of the pregnancy instead of waiting until after birth.
How Long Does Embryo Adoption Take?
This is not a one size fits all program- call and talk with us and we can see what the best path is for you and your family.
The length of time embryo adoption takes depends on several factors, including the application and contracting process. Once a fully-signed contract is in place, you can expect to wait 8-9 months to receive your frozen embryo. Some adoptive mothers may need medical treatments to prepare her body to achieve pregnancy and carry the embryos to term.
Achieving pregnancy with an embryo adoption cycle is not guaranteed and it may take additional cycles to achieve a full-term pregnancy.